Andean condor


An·​de·​an condor ˈan-(ˌ)dē-ən- How to pronounce Andean condor (audio)

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Recent Examples on the Web Like other Andean condors, Andy was a large black bird with white patches on his wings and a ruff of white feathers around his neck. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Aug. 2023 There, under a rock overhang, Andean condor poop had been collecting seemingly for hundreds years. Byjack Tamisiea,, 2 May 2023 During a stroll around the lodge, visitors can expect to spot iconic species like the puma, the llama-like guanaco, and even the Andean condor, the largest extant bird of prey—but there’s a lot more to encounter across the property than just wildlife. Jared Ranahan, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2023 Even Reilly Opelka, who is nearly 7 feet tall and possesses one of the deadliest serves in the game, won’t consider it, despite having the wingspan of an Andean condor. New York Times, 29 June 2022 Its handles were carved into the shapes of an Andean condor’s head and tail, while the bird’s wings curved along the sides of the bowl. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, 13 June 2022 The Akron Zoo on Wednesday announced an Andean condor chick has hatched, a first in the zoo’s 68-year history. Megan Becka, cleveland, 11 Aug. 2021 Most of the ship's suites include a veranda that's perfect for whale watching, spotting sunbathing seals, and admiring birds like the Andean condor and southern royal albatross. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, 18 Mar. 2021 Most vultures in cartoons and other pop culture works resemble the Andean condor, the large black vulture in South America with a ruff of white feathers around its neck. René A. Guzman,, 22 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Andean condor was in 1854

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